Lokesh Mehra

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Man Shoots Down Drone, Lawyers Scratch Their Heads

Is it wrong to shoot a robo-trespasser?<p>Shooting down a small drone is hard. But determining whether people should be allowed to do so may prove more difficult still. A man in New Jersey fired a shotgun at his neighbor's drone, and as the quadcopter crashed to the ground, the incident raised new …

The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Smartwatches Can Deliver on The Hype

It’s been a month since Google announced Android Wear at it’s annual I/O developer conference and I’ve been wearing the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live ever since it was unveiled there. It is perhaps surprising, given to me that I haven’t ditched it — instead it has become an important part of my daily …

Gionee's next smartphone promises to be the thinnest ever

If you thought Gionee's Elife S5.5 was ridiculously thin, you'd better hold on to your hat. China has certified an upcoming Android handset from the company, codenamed the GN9005, that reportedly measures 5mm (0.2in) thick; that's half a millimeter less than the wafer-like Elife S5.5, and possibly …

Solderdoodle USB rechargeable soldering iron brings open-source portability

The 7.4-in (18.8 cm) long Solderdoodle is built around a lithium lon battery that charges from any USB port, such as a laptop, mains adapter, USB …

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Project Loon: Google's quest to bring internet to the world with a fleet of balloons

Contributors:<p>Share<p><b>Share</b><p>Project Loon: Google's quest to bring internet to the world with a fleet of balloons<p>share tweet Linkedin<p>For many, internet access is a vital resource. However, vast, rural swaths of the world have no broadband internet access. One of Google's latest "moonshot" projects seeks …

15 common Android problems and how to fix them

Battery drain<p>Frozen and slow user interface<p>Connectivity issues<p>Google Now problems<p>Stalled text messages<p>​Overheating<p>Syncing error<p>App crashes<p>Unresponsive screen<p>Google Play Store keeps crashing<p>Apps won't download<p>Bad autocorrect suggestions<p>Your kids make purchases<p>Home screen clutter<p>Too many contacts

6 small changes in Android L that make a big difference

Most of the posts floating around the web about Android L release have focused on revamped notifications, the new recent menu changes, the death of Dalvik, the new material design, Android for Work and other hard hitters that were showcased during the Google I/O 2014 keynote.<p>After playing around …

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How to get the Android L developer preview

Curious and like living dangerously? If so, you might want to load the Android L developer preview on your Nexus 5 or Nexus 7.<p>On Wednesday Google unveiled Android L, its next version of the popular mobile operating system. While the OS was only briefly previewed, it was mentioned there would be a …